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ATP: The Fuel of Life

A little about Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)

ATP was first discovered in 1929 by Karl Lohmann.  Back then, it was  considered that Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) was an energy source produced inside the mitochondria of eukaryotic cells. Several years later in 1962, Geoffrey Burnstock discovered that it had the potential to carry messages between cells and that it  helps in fighting human diseases. It was later concluded that ATP has a chemical molecular energy system that stores and releases energy at the same time.

For decades, biologists have been investigating on exactly how the biological mechanisms work for Adenosine Triphosphate molecules.  Particularly, in determining how ATP molecules  move around inside cells and how the molecular signals turn on and off.

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